Promo round-up: No Boundary

No Boundary / Yuzhao Ling Season 1 玉昭令 stars Zhang Yishang as Duan Mucui, a deity who has set up a sect in the mortal world to catch the demons and prevent them from remaining in the mortal world. Darren Chen costars as royal guard Zhan Yan and the heroine’s love interest.

Based on Weiyu’s Fantasies in Kaifeng, the drama should be available with English subs on iQ / iQiyi app.

Insert song by Zhang Zining

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Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi’s The Promise of Chang’an premieres tonight

The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.

The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.

Zhang Yuxi, Xuan Lu star in Tang Dynasty version of Handsome Siblings

All I can say is that the execs at H&R Century definitely have a thing for the Tang Dynasty. Just look at the dramas they’ve produced over the years: Glory, Peace, Promise and now Dream.

Dream of Chang’an 梦醒长安 doesn’t actually have anything to do with Handsome Siblings, but the character setup of sisters being raised by opposing sides and meeting again as enemies definitely sounds similar. Zhang Yuxi plays younger sister Cheng Ruoyu, while Xuan Lu plays older sister Qiu Yanzhi.

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The Promise of Chang’an releases long trailer

The Promise of Chang’an is the Tang Dynasty version of Secret History of Xiaozhuang, and stars Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi and Han Dong as the leads. The 61 episode drama has yet to secure an air date. [Extended Synopsis]

Han Dong played Dorgon in In Love With Power, where Dayu’er’s true love was Huang Taiji. This time he plays Huang Taiji, except now this version’s Dayu’er is in love with Dorgon…
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Review: The Lovebirds is the underrated rom-com that never loses its cute

Not only are the romances adorable, but the family interactions of the Shi family always brings a smile to my face. “Sister-in-laws” Zhao Liying and Zhou Fang remain bff’s to this day due to the drama.

Zhao Liying has grown into such a versatile actress with a plethora of solid dramas under her belt, but she’ll always have a special place in my heart as the spritely Su Huan’er in The Lovebirds 错点鸳鸯/戏点鸳鸯. With a low-budget and almost no big names at the time, The Lovebirds is like a good web-production before they were a thing. The set is bare and the costumes are cheap, but the cast is adorable and the interactions are cute X 1000.

The two-part drama series is split into the two parts, each very loosely adapted from a separate book by Xi Juan (Wrong Carriage, Right Groom). The first half originally told of a timetraveller who accidentally becomes the newly-wed wife of a warlord of the Shi family while the second tells of a crossdressing inspector who seeks refuge under the Shi family while seeking revenge for her father.

The Lovebirds is available with English subs here.

Zhao Liying as Su Huan’er:

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Promo Round-up: Under the Power

Under the Power is a mystery romance drama that revolves around a broody secret police officer (Ren Jialun) and a somewhat clumsy constable (Tan Songyun). Han Dong and Ye Qing costar.

The 55 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Saturday to Monday on Mango TV.

Ending theme by Ren Jialun, Theme song by Zhou Shen

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Promos Round-Up : Please Give Me a Pair of Wings

Follow Ju Jingyi as she first breaks out of prison and then tries to clear both her own and her wrongly convicted father’s names while hiding from the law.

Prison break drama Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀 airs on Tencent today. Starring Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat, and Wang Yitong, the series airs every Tuesday-Saturdays on Tencent here today (so far not region blocked) . More stills, trailer, and a weird official plot that seems to have nothing to do with the drama here.

OP by Aaron Yan, ED by Ju Jingyi ; Insert song by Hu Shasha:

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Stills for upcoming historical romance drama The Promise of Chang’an

The Promise of Chang’an 长安诺 stars Zhao Yingzi (Spy Hunter)Cheng Yi (Noble Aspirations) and Han Dong (Beauties in the Closet) in a love triangle spanning decades, and follows the heroine’s journey from the daughter of a respected tribal leader to the empress dowager of a kingdom.

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Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat break out of prison in new drama

Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.

In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black,  Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and  Merxat star in Republican-era  Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀.  There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem  to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.

Trailer, alternate plot,  and lots of stills below

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